Privately Funded Hospital Discharges – 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011

This statistical information contains national data in tabular form, detailing the numbers of privately funded patients discharged from, and procedures carried out in both public and private hospitals.

Published online: 
30 April 2013

Please note that the private hospital data included in this report is not complete, as not all private hospitals report their data to the Ministry of Health.

The statistical data highlights the following facts:

Privately funded discharges from hospitals

Total population

  • In 2010/11 there were 70,044 privately funded discharges from hospitals, a decrease of 1.7% percent from 2009/10
  • Inpatient hospitalisations (30,810) were 44.0 percent of total discharges with the remaining 39,234 discharged as daycases
  • Females accounted for 53.9 percent of 2010/11 discharges

Total population, by age

  • Of the total privately funded discharges, the largest age group represented was the 60–64 year olds (7309 or 10.4 percent), followed by the 55–59 (6703) and 50–54 (6191) year age groups (9.6 and 8.8 percent respectively)

Total population, discharge rates

  • The age-standardised discharge rate for 2010/11 was 1365.7 per 100,000 population

Total numbers of privately funded procedures undertaken in hospitals

Total population

  • In 2010/11 there were 144,323 privately funded procedures undertaken in hospitals, a decrease of 1.6 percent from 2009/10
  • Females accounted for 55.1 percent of 2010/11 operations
  • 55.4 percent of all procedures (79,954) were undertaken as daycases
     

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    30 April 2013
  • Citation:
    Ministry of Health. 2013 Privately Funded Hospital Discharges - 1 July 2010 to 30 June 2011. Wellington: Ministry of Health.
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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